Holistic therapies should not be considered as a separate part of your routine in isolation, as they are intrinsically linked to every part of your body, mind, lifestyle and health.
After your treatment your body and mind is relaxed. To gain maximum benefit from your treatment, you should avoid strenuous activity and take plenty of rest.
Try to stay relaxed and keep warm for 12 hours after treatment which will save any new found energy for the healing processes that may require it.
Sometimes people experience some soreness for 24 hours or so after a massage. If you do feel sore or think that you might, stretch gently in a hot shower or take a warm bath with some Epsom salts, or try applying a hot or cool compress can help to reduce inflammation.
Please try to avoid bathing or showering until the following day as the massage mediums used continue to work after the treatment.
Keep skincare products to a minimum for 24 hours after treatment.
Do not have any other body treatments for 48 hours after treatment.
Avoid direct sunlight, sunbeds and heat (e.g. saunas) for 48 hours after treatment.
Drink plenty of water after your treatment. This helps with dehydration, lost fluids, reduces soreness, reduces fatigue and helps eliminate toxins from your body.
Try to avoid alcohol, smoking, tea and caffeine for 24 hours after treatment as they can have a dehydrating effect on the body.
Avoid heavy and / or spicy meals after the treatment. Eat a light meal so the body can concentrate on natural healing and encourage detoxification.
Support your body with a healthy diet and regular exercise.
Some people experience unexpected reactions after a massage or body treatment. It is not unusual to experience any of the following: cold-like symptoms; increased sweating; stuffy, blocked or runny nose; heightened emotions – high or low (e.g. crying or elation); feeling sleepy & fatigued or deeply relaxed; feeling irritable; feeling energised; temporary worsening of symptoms; increased thirst; increased urination; sounder sleep. This is normal and is your body’s way of responding to the massage and eliminating toxins.
Please note: This information is offered to help and support. It is not intended to be compulsory, comprehensive or replace medical advice. If you have any particular concerns following treatment please contact me.